I believe that everything starts by paying attention. Life is imperfect and any magical light we can bring into our day is worthy of our gratitude. Laughter and love, joy and celebrations slip into our lives with ease but learning to cope with the deep pain life brings to us is also necessary. I do this best with my camera, chasing down light, zooming in and out and pairing it all with truth. 

I live in Western Washington with my husband of 40+ years, in the home where we raised our three sons. We share that home now with our sweet beagle named Basil. 

Thank you so much for stopping by. 


 ©Cathy Sly 2017 


waking up to blue sky 
and the warmth of summer
maple syrup in my morning latte
a bit of weeding and deadheading
while the dog moves the turtle
thinning the radishes
savoring the ending of a wonderful book
photo lurking on flickr 
a long mid-afternoon talk with him
a leisurely walk around the pond
gratitude to neighbors who keep the little park 
by the pond mowed. . .  
the walin jennys on pandora
sharing peonies on IG
and gratitude that i could
go on and on. . .